Date: 25th May 2017 at 10:55am
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In the wake of Sam Allardyce’s resignation as Crystal Palace’s boss, the search for a new one has seen former England manager Roy Hodgson – an ex-Palace player in the 1960s – mentioned along with Hull’s Marco Silva.

Hodgson hasn’t worked since resigning within minutes of England’s Euro 2016 defeat at the hands of Iceland last summer but had been linked with the Leicester vacancy when Claudio Ranieri was sacked last season, the Italian is potentially another option for Palace?

Commenting at the LMA awards on Monday Hodgson, 69, revealed he’s ready to return to club football if the challenge appeals to him.

He told Sky Sports: ‘I am not after a job but at the same time, I am not looking to turn down jobs. I am in a happy situation that if one day someone comes to me and says ‘we would like you to take on this job’ and I like the idea of it, then I would be more than happy to do it.’

Croydon-born and raised, Hodgson is reportedly on the Palace shortlist and could return to the Premier League after spells with Blackburn, Fulham, Liverpool and West Brom prior to his England appointment in 2012.

According to further Sky Sports reports, Steve Parish is ‘known to be a big fan of Silva and the type of football he has played on Humberside’ so Silva is also an option.

His future at Hull is undecided but with the potential of a return to Portugal with Porto mentioned along with as many as four Premier League clubs, including Palace and Watford, reportedly ‘waiting to hear’ his decision, an exit from the KCOM Stadium following the Tigers relegation looks likely.

But will this see Silva at Selhurst Park though?

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